Gallery: U.S. Army to Use Solar Backpacks In Afghanistan


The U.S. military is increasingly embracing renewable energy, whether it be utilizing biofuel in the Air Force or creating tanks that run on hydrogen fuel cells. In it’s most recent effort, the U.S. Army has decided to utilise solar energy in Afghanistan — no doubt due to the high levels of sunlight, but also due to the problems of supplying troops with batteries for equipment in combat zones.

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  1. U.S. Military Developin... December 15, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    […] and the U.S. military has taken advantage of solar technology in the past by developing energy generating solar backpacks and watches for its troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Recently the military announced its latest […]

  2. Wolf September 16, 2010 at 9:15 am

    FINALLY !!!! One more reason to go to war !

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